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Wang Feng
Lauds & Laurels Award Winner:
A demographer's duty
UCI sociologist Wang Feng's passion and purpose to create change through academic inquiry has been recognized with the 2022 Lauds & Laurels Award for Faculty Achievement
Joshua Swank
Lauds & Laurels Award Winner:
No grit, no glory
After a tough rejection sent him reeling, Joshua Swank, political science senior and UCI Lauds and Laurels Outstanding Undergrad, has learned the value of grit and determination
Pam Kessler
Lauds & Laurels Award Winner:
Get out of your comfort zone
Pam Kessler '88, real estate business leader, UCI Social Sciences DLS and WDLS member, and 2022 Lauds and Laurels Social Sciences Distinguished Alumnus, offers advice to current Anteaters
Raj Parekh
Lauds & Laurels Award Winner:
A legacy to inspire
Raj Parekh, UCI Lauds and Laurels Distinguished Young Alumnus, blazed a new path at UCI
Long T. Bui
A professorial perspective on Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Long Bui, UCI global and international studies, weighs in
Tiara Na'puti
UCI Podcast: Global Indigeneity
Tiara Na'puti, UCI global and international studies assistant professor, discusses her work with Indigenous populations in the Pacific Islands
Model Machines
Model Machines
Book by Long Bui, UCI global and international studies, details stereotypes, representations of Asians and Asian Americans throughout history
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Building the next generation of population scholars
UCI part of NIH-funded, multi-university effort to diversify, train undergraduate researchers
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UCI-led study finds social cohesion to be key risk factor in early COVID infections
Findings, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shed light on hidden driver of disparities in the pandemic
Tom Boellstorfft
Virtual cultures in pandemic times
New documentary chronicles UCI research team's efforts to understand COVID's impact on lives online
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Outstanding teaching award recipients in social sciences
Bui, Lerch and Strings honored for mentorship, teaching and innovation
Danika Wong
AN Podcast: Danika Wong '06, Satisfi Labs
Alumni Network podcast
Hina Usman
Usman named inaugural SF Fed grad student essay contest winner
Honor recognizes the economics Ph.D. candidate for paper on economic inequality
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in the media
Social sciences faculty and graduate students are consistently sought by media for their expertise in areas ranging from digital play to gender pay. Check out some of our top hits, self-authored pieces, and on-air interviews below, or visit us online for the full run down.
Michael Tesler

For the first time in years, democrats are more concerned about abortion than republicans are

Michael Tesler, poli sci, explains in this piece for FiveThirtyEight.
Sara Mednick
Mednick on the science of sleep
Ten Percent
Francesca Polletta
Polletta on the storytelling
Gustavo Oliveira
Oliveira on baby formula shortage
OC Register

Claire Jean Kim
Kim on Asian American belonging
INSIGHT Into Diversity
Eve Darian-Smith

Opinion: Corporate capture

Eve Darian-Smith, global and international studies, via The News International.
Judy Stepan Norris
Stepan Norris on labor strikes
Samar Al-Bulushi
Al-Bulushi on Somalia
The Hill
Hector Tobar
on LA Riots
New York Times
David Meyer
Meyer on climate change
Washington Post
Hard Times: Routine Schedule Unpredictability, Worker Wellbeing, and What to Do About it
12:30-1:30 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Daniel Schneider, Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Social Sciences Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony 1
12:45 p.m. | UCI Bren Events Center

keynote address by Akunna Onyenychi Ekeh, Baccalaureate Candidate, School of Social Sciences
Social Sciences Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony 2
5:00 p.m. | UCI Bren Events Center

keynote speaker Jacqueline Mary Torres, Baccalaureate Candidate, School of Social Sciences
UCI Graduate Hooding Ceremony
5:30 p.m. | UCI Bren Events Center

keynote speaker Dandan Yang, Doctoral Candidate, School of Education
Politics, Violence, and Memory: New Insights on the Holocaust from Social Science
4:00 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Jeffrey Kopstein, Ina Levine Invitational Scholar, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and Professor of Political Science, University of California, Irvine
UCI University-Wide Commencement
3:30 p.m. | Angels Stadium

keynote speaker Kal Penn, Actor, Writer and Former White House Aide
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